James Wood

Cayman Islands, France, Netherlands, Russia, United Kingdom (residence), United Kingdom (citizenship)
research interests: Literature, music, aesthetics, postcolonialism, Decolonizing methodologies, phenomenlogy
affiliation: Leiden University, University of York, University of Huddersfield, University of Surrey, Leeds College of Music
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A researcher and teacher with passions for literature, music and teaching. Working alongside numerous institutions on small and large scale educational platforms and projects. Currently affiliated and teaching with the ACPA, Leiden University, University of York and Orpheus Instituut. 

 

Performer across Europe with student ensembles and creative outputs DVA and JaW. 

Winner: Vinson Award for Academic Excellence (University of York, 2015)

Winner: Best New Band (Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 2014)

Winner: Best Opera for Young People (Young Audiences Music Awards, 2018 - with Opera Schmopera)

Winner: Make it York Cultural Champion Award (2018)

Winner, with English department: Teach Impact Award for Wider Student Influence (2017)


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  • English and Related Literature (2015)
    Degree: Bachelor, University of York (United Kingdom), recipient: James Wood
  • Music: Jazz and Improvised Musics (2017)
    Degree: Master, University of York (United Kingdom), recipient: James Wood
    MA was interdisciplinary and sponsored by English Literature department and Music department. Interdisciplinary humanities studies, encompassing literary theory, musicology, philosophy and cultural theory. Final thesis title, regarding improvisation in text and music as an identity constructor and negotiator of colonial difference: “Marion Brown(s) RE: Views and Reviews: Towards a Critical Appreciation of Marion Brown; Or, A Syncopated Treatise”.
  • Artistic Research in Music (2019)
    Degree: Associate, Orpheus Instituut (Belgium), recipient: James Wood
    MOOC run by Orpheus Instituut, offering comprehensive introduction to artistic research.

Free Thoughts

  • Anecdata (28/07/2018)
    Publication: Paper, artist(s)/author(s): James Wood
    A short essay regarding masculinity, ally-ness, and identity within feminism. From a heterosexual, white male
  • Material as Metaphor - Response to Anni Albers (27/10/2018)
    Publication: Paper, artist(s)/author(s): James Wood
    A response to the Tate Modern Anni Albers exhibition. All notes from the guidebook.
  • Optimistic Criticism (30/08/2018)
    Publication: Paper, artist(s)/author(s): James Wood
    A first attempt:defining a movement I am striving towards enacting an embracing, positive philosophy.


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